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Hardware Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 1GB (GV-R485MC-1GH)

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

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    The cooler does look cool (pardon the pun lol). I have always admired Gigabyte for their passive cooled designs, the best IMO.
     
  3. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    very nice indeed.

    Can you post pictures of your test setups with and without fan? I'd really like to know how close they both are to my case design so i know what to expect. :)
     
  4. Sim0n

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    Would you be able to comment also, if the card is "far off" being a reference design.

    I ask, because it could make a much better choice for watercooling, with the power/heat saving modifications to the power circuits. but if by doing that they have "blocked" most full cover waterblocks, that would be a bad thing :p
     
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    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I have one question:

    Does the decline in power consumption has anything to do with the absence of active fan(s) on the board?
     
  6. Tim S

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    here's with the makeshift "side panel" fan... every other card is tested without that fan there.

    [​IMG]

    It'd have a small affect... probably less than 2W.
     
  7. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    thx Tim, that's making things a lot clearer. I think this card is very suitable for me. I integrated my PC in the desk (project unfinished :( ) and the sound of my 8800 GTS 640 is really starting to bug me. Plus this looks better :D
     
  8. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    How well would this card handle TES4 Oblivion at 1920x1200, given a reasonable CPU (Quad Core)? 40-60 Frames?
     
  9. Tim S

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    I'd say Fallout 3 is more intensive, but based on the same engine... you should be able to play at 1,920 x 1,200 fine with a bit of AA to boot.
     
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    The 2nd paragraph in the "final thoughts" section doesn't make sense...

    Nice card though. :)
     
  11. Tim S

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    proof reading fail, thanks.
     
  12. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    love it, i absolutely love it. a completely silent solution that allows performance. if i had a decent job i'd buy one for the htpc i want to build for my imaginery 50 inch 1080p tele. ho hum, to the gym to earn that job :p

    peace

    fatman

    p.s nice review as always tim, bla bla bla
     
  13. lp1988

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    getting a 4850 passivly cooled... that is one hell of a job,
     
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    If its not held on with tape, its not worth putting there :p
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    hmm me thinks I see the card thats going to replace my current 4850 for my HTPC, no worries the current 4850 with the noisy fan will make a new home in my brothers rig which will be a nice upgrade for him.
     
  16. naokaji

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    The drop in power consumption seems a bit too good, they might not just redesigned the pcb, but also lowered the gpu voltage a tad, not like that would be a bad thing if it still works afterwards though.

    1GB Ram on a Midrange graphicscard? seems a bit of a waste to me, no real performance benefit unless you have a monitor that can run at 1,920 x 1,200 or higher, which means 24" or bigger, however, if you have a 24"+ monitor, you will most likely have the cash for a 4870, GTX280 or 4870x2 anyway.
     
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